Girls Rising Celebrates Grand Opening of New Headquarters

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Girls Rising
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Girls Rising, working to give girls and other youngsters the encouragement to strive to be as productive as they hope and dream, now has a new home to host their global efforts. On Oct 10, 2019, the not for profit 501(c) (3), created by all-female rock band Antigone Rising, celebrated the grand opening of its new headquarters at 247 Sea Cliff Ave. in the incorporated village of Sea Cliff, NY (Nassau County).

Ribbon Cutting Celebrates Girls Rising Headquarters

Antigone Rising founding band members Cathy Henderson, Kristen Ellis- Henderson and lead singer Nini Camps developed Girls Rising to encourage and inspire young females to be the best that they can be. To celebrate the welcoming a physical place in which serves to empower girls was a ceremonial ribbon cutting.

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State and local government leaders joined Antigone Rising to be on hand for the motivating occasion. Congressman Tom Suozzi, Senator Jim Gaughran, Nassau County Legislator Delia DeRiggi Whitton, Sea Cliff Mayor Ed Lieberman, and Glen Cove City Councilmember Marsha Silverman welcomed the new center. Joining the band and officials was the Glen Cove Chamber of Commerce, along with friends and family. Citations and words supporting the organization’s mission commemorated the opening.

Speaking of what a wonderful asset that having Girls Rising in the village is, Sea Cliff Mayor Ed Lieberman cited the ongoing positive impact the organization will have for the future of providing a significant service for youth.

Congressman Tom Suozzi welcomed the wonderful new home for the nonprofit:

Girls Rising
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“We all need role models and the work that Girls Rising is doing, through their workshops, grants, and scholarships, to inspire and empower young women is to be commended. Congratulations on the opening of your new headquarters here in Sea Cliff. The futures of the young women in our community are brighter and more promising thanks to role models like Girls Rising.”

New Home to Inspire Young Female Dreams

The endeavor of Girls Rising was founded with the singular purpose to inspire girls to take the initiative to follow dreams of pursuing non-traditional female careers. Through conversation, music, and the power of example the nonprofit encourages girls, and others, to realize their potential to become global game-changers.

Senator Jim Gaughran encouraged the initiative’s efforts in wanting to give girls a foundation of empowerment:

“We must provide young women with a strong foundation to empower them and help them grow into successful leaders. Girls Rising partners young women with strong role models who offer support and mentorship. Girls Rising’s new headquarters will assist them with their fantastic work and service to our community, and I am thrilled to be joining them at the opening of their new location.”

Girls Rising
Image Courtesy of Carol Ruth Weber.

Nassau County Legislator Delia DeRiggi Whitton touted the efforts of her lifelong friends Cathy and Kristen Henderson. DeRiggi noted the inspiration the bandmates provide with the Girls Rising initiative to females of all ages globally providing a chance to give those a voice who may not otherwise have the opportunity.

Glen Cove City Councilmember Marsha Silverman stated:

“I’m thrilled to see the Girls Rising office opening as it indicates the expansion of such a wonderful organization that empowers young girls to learn skills, gain confidence and be successful in future endeavors.”

The Girls Rising new headquarters will be utilized to carry out its mission of providing kids with strong role models they can emulate and identify within positions of leadership. Workshops will include special guests who have achieved success in STEAM fields. Through their Girls Rising Music Festival and Game Changer Awards the wonderful organization aims to award annual grants and scholarships to students in underserved school districts, as well as provide opportunities.